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Scholarships for Entering Colorado Resident Freshman

Scholarships below are for applicants seeking admission for Fall 2015. To be considered for the following scholarships, students must submit a complete Application for Admission (including transcripts, test scores, essay, letter of recommendation, and processing fee) and meet specific academic criteria by February 1 (unless indicated otherwise). Notification of scholarship awards begins late-October and continues through March. All University scholarships are for regular on-campus credits (OnlinePlus is not considered regular on-campus credits). All scholarships are for students starting in the fall, unless noted otherwise. Scholarships are not awarded to students who start in the summer session. Students who meet eligibility requirements, or are selected to receive an award, will be notified via a letter to their mailing address on file; the award will also be visible on the Financial Aid Awards page of their RAMweb.

- Alliance High School Graduates

 

For 2015-2016, students who graduated from an Alliance high school will be awarded the Partnership Award for $10,000 ($2,500 per year). Alliance High School graduates who fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and document financial need may qualify for up to the student's share of Colorado resident tuition and fees (which may be met by Commitment to Colorado). Must submit a complete application for admission (including supporting documents) by February 1 and be admitted as a new Colorado-resident first-time freshman.

[Graduates from an Alliance high school who transfer to CSU may be eligible for a scholarship. See Partnership Award under Transfer Scholarships for criteria.]

Alliance High Schools

Adams City High School
Centauri High School
Fort Lupton High School
Hinkley High School
John Mall High School
Montezuma-Cortez High School
Pueblo Central High School
Rocky Ford High School
Sierra High School
Trinidad High School

Please be advised that while a student may have been involved with different organizations that CSU partners with, students are only eligible to receive one Partnership award.

 

 

- Resident Merit Scholarships

 
Resident Merit Scholarship Table
Resident Merit Scholarship Table

 

  • For 2015-2016: $16,000 to $4,000 ($4,000 to $1,000 per year) awarded to Colorado-resident first-time freshmen who meet the criteria in the above listed chart, by the previously stated February 1 complete Application for Admission due date.
  • Please be advised SAT scores refer to critical reading and math only, and ACT & SAT combined scores must be from one test sitting.
  • Boettcher Scholarship recipients and finalists, National Merit finalists who list CSU as their first-choice institution with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, National Hispanic Scholars, and National Achievement Scholars who do not fall into the above chart, will receive a Ram Recognition Award.
  • No additional scholarship application is required.
  • Scholarship awarding will start late-October and continue through March. Only students who are awarded will receive notification.

 

- Ram Recognition Award

 
  • $1,000 to $2,000 annual award, renewable for six additional semesters provided requirements are met.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to students who do not meet the Green and Gold Scholarship requirements, but have demonstrated outstanding citizenship through leadership, community service, special talents, or extracurricular activities based on a holistic review.
  • High school location is also considered.
  • Student must be a Colorado resident first-time freshmen who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.
  • Scholarships based on a competitive selection; not all qualified applicants will be awarded.
  • To be considered for this scholarship, each student must submit a complete Application for Admission (including transcripts, test scores, essay, letter of recommendation, and processing fee) and meet specific academic criteria by February 1 (whether through Early Action or Regular Decision).
  • No additional scholarship application is required.
  • Scholarship awarding will start late-October and continue through March. Only students who are awarded will receive notification.

 

- Honors Scholarship

For 2015-2016, $4,000 ($1,000 per year) awarded to students who are admitted to and participate in the University Honors Program. For more information about the Honors Program, please visit the University Honors Program website.

 

- Partnership Award

 

For 2015-2016, $10,000 ($2,500 per year) awarded to students who submit a complete application for admission (including supporting documents) by February 1, are admitted as a new Colorado-resident first-time freshman and meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Participated in one of the CSU Partnership Programs

  • Graduated from an Alliance High School (see bullet above for details)
  • Recipient of a Denver Scholarship Foundation scholarship

Please be advised that while a student may have been involved with different organizations that CSU partners with, students are only eligible to receive one Partnership award.

 


 

The following scholarships require a separate application. See details below.

- Creative and Performing Arts Award

Award amounts vary and are awarded to students with talent in art, creative writing, dance, music, or theater. To apply, contact the department from which you wish consideration.

Art: Department of Art

G100 Visual Arts, 1770 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1770

(970) 491-6774

Undergraduate students majoring in art are eligible to apply. Complete the College of Liberal Arts section of the CSU Scholarship Application (CSUSA).

 

Creative Writing: Department of English

359 Eddy, 1773 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1773

(970) 491-6428

Deadline: October of award year

 

Dance: Dance Program

120 University Center for the Arts, 1778 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778

(970) 491-5562

Auditions held during high school visitation days and the first week of the fall semester. Dance majors only.

 

Music: Music Program

120 University Center for the Arts, 1778 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778

(970) 491-5529

Auditions held with the faculty appropriate to instrument or vocal range. Preference given to music majors. Please contact the Music Program at the number listed above for the current schedule of Audition Days.

 

Theatre:

120 University Center for the Arts, 1778 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778

(970) 491-5562

Auditions or portfolio reviews held during high school visitation days with appropriate faculty and the first week of each semester. Theatre majors only.

 

- First Generation Award

For 2015-2016, $16,000 ($4,000 per year) awards to students who demonstrate financial need, are admitted by March 1, and demonstrate potential for academic success. Student's parents must not have received a bachelor's degree. Students must complete and submit the First Generation Application at http://osp.casa.colostate.edu/fgaappinfo.aspx (available in January) through the Center for Advising and Student Achievement website by March 1 (a separate application - not the CSUSA). Students must also submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 1.

 

- Monfort Scholarships

  • Tuition and fees, room and board stipend, and a book allowance. Covers student's share of tuition and fees. Renewable for six additional semesters provided requirements are met.

  • Colorado-resident first-time freshman who submit a complete Application for Admission and all supporting documents by February 1 (whether through Early Action or Regular Decision). Must rank in the upper 5% of graduating class or #1 or #2 in a class of fewer than 40 students, SAT combined critical reading and mathematics composite score of at least 1300 or ACT of 30, evidence of leadership, service to community and school, and outstanding character.

  • Complete the Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA). The CSUSA is available online at RAMweb beginning December 1. The deadline is March 1 at 11 p.m. (MST). Go to RAMweb at ramweb.colostate.edu and login using your eID. Select the CSU Scholarship Application link. Be sure to complete the Monfort Scholarship section of the CSUSA.

  • The Monfort scholarship requires two additional letters of recommendation. These must be postmarked by March 1. For more information, visit the CSUSA as soon as possible on or after December 1.

 

- Anschutz Foundation Scholarship

  • Anschutz Foundation Scholarship: $7,900 (2014-2015 amount) annual award. Renewable for six additional semesters provided requirements are met.

  • Colorado-resident first-time freshman who submit a complete Application for Admission and all supporting documents by February 1 (whether through Early Action or Regular Decision).

  • Student must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher at the time of application along with a SAT score of 1230 or higher (combined on the Critical Reading & Mathematics sections) OR an ACT composite score of 27 or higher during one test sitting.  Students must also demonstrate evidence of leadership, outstanding character, and commitment to service at your school and in your community through answers to the CSUSA.

  • Complete the Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA). The CSUSA is available online at RAMweb beginning December 1. The deadline is March 1 at 11 p.m. (MST). Go to RAMweb at ramweb.colostate.edu and login using your eID. Select the CSU Scholarship Application link. Be sure to complete the Anschutz Scholarship section of the CSUSA.

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 and demonstrate financial need.

  • Note: Students may not receive both CSU Commitment to Colorado Grant and the Anschutz Scholarship.  Students will be notified of their Commitment to Colorado Grant eligibility separately from the Anschutz Scholarship.  Acceptance of the Anschutz Scholarship will replace any previously awarded Commitment to Colorado Grant.

 


 

Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA)

Use the CSUSA to apply for scholarships from your academic college (your major), from Student Financial Services, and from other departments on campus. The application is available on RAMweb on December 1 and the deadline is March 1. Click here for more information on the CSUSA.